ekinboard Input Validation Holes Let Remote Users Conduct Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1015207|
SecurityTracker URL: http://securitytracker.com/id/1015207
(Links to External Site)
Date: Nov 15 2005
Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information|
Exploit Included: Yes |
A vulnerability was reported in ekinboard. A remote user can conduct cross-site scripting attacks.|
The 'profile.php' script does not properly filter HTML code from user-supplied input before displaying the input. A remote user can create a specially crafted URL that, when loaded by a target user, will cause arbitrary scripting code to be executed by the target user's browser. The code will originate from the site running the ekinboard software and will run in the security context of that site. As a result, the code will be able to access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.
A demonstration exploit URL is provided:
The software also does not filter HTML code from the title field for posted messages.
trueend5 discovered this vulnerability.
A remote user can access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site running the ekinboard software, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.|
No solution was available at the time of this entry.|
Vendor URL: www.ekinboard.com/ (Links to External Site)
Input validation error|
|Underlying OS: Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)|
Source Message Contents
Subject: [KAPDA::#12] - ekinboard XSS and HTML Injection|
[KAPDA::#12] - ekinboard XSS and HTML Injection
KAPDA New advisory
Vulnerable Version: 1.0.3
Bug: XSS and HTML Injection
Exploitation: Remote with browser
ekinboard is an open source forum software designed
and programmed by ekindesigns. It is constantly being
updated and is always getting easier to use!
HTML Injection: The software does not properly filter
HTML tags in post titles that may allow a remote user
be rendered in the web browser of the victim user who
will visit the board (persistent).
XSS Vulnerability in 'profile.php' "user rating" that
may allow a remote user to launch cross-site scripting
This issue could permit a remote attacker to create a
malicious URI link that includes hostile HTML and
script code. If this link were to be followed, the
hostile code may be rendered in the web browser of the
victim user. This would occur in the security context
of the affected Web site.(victim must be logged in to
Demonstration URL :
There is no vendor-supplied patch for this issue at
Discovered & released by trueend5 (trueend5 kapda ir)
Security Science Researchers Institute Of Iran
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